The One With Nothing Related To Teaching {Part 2}

Yesterday was supposed to be a normal day.  I was supposed to go to school, have a very uneventful day, and then celebrate the happiness that is Friday at a little “pick me up” with my other sweet teacher friends after school.  Since I haven’t seen Mr. Spouse ALL week {dang you, football season!!!!}, I snagged a babysitter for Friday night so that we could have a date night {his ONLY free Friday night of the football season}.

Well, I should be very familiar with the fact that NOTHING ever goes according to plans!  Mr. Spouse called early in the a.m. to let me know my little bit was running a BIG fever.  He had to be at work by noon-thirty and I had to leave school unexpectedly to cover sick duty.  I even had to call and cancel the sitter.  My team is AMAZING and they took my littles for me.  Mr. Spouse took my older one with him to work so I could get some SERIOUS cuddle time in with my sickling…all alone.  God definitely had a better plan for my day.  Cuddle time with my little bit is SO few and far between these days, so you’d better believe that I soaked up every little fever induced second.

While little bit was sleeping on my chest, I broke down and rented Never Say Never.  Hi.  My name is Cara.  I’m 32 and I have Bieber Fever.  And I’m SO not ashamed to admit it!  HA!! 


Love, love, LOVE this kid!!!!  So unbelievably talented and adorable.  Seriously ladies, if you haven’t seen it yet, you MUST.  It’s SO stinkin’ good!!  I’m not gonna lie when I tell you that it genuinely brought tears to my eyes.  Gosh dang.  It SO reminded me of my first musical crush…New Kids on the Block.  I remember my parents getting me tickets to their show for my 13th birthday.  It was my first concert EVER and OHMIWORD…the BEST!!!  And you’d better believe that I totally went ALL OUT  and went back to the concert when NKOTB starting touring again a couple of years ago.  I was seriously reliving all of those feelings while I was watching that movie. So dang cute!

In other news, I’m super excited about Kim Adsit’s new blog, Kindergals.  If you haven’t visited her yet, GO NOW.  Love her and all her darling ideas!!!

I’m also excited about all the new blogs that are popping up in blogland!  There are SO many!!!  If you’d like for your blog featured, shoot me an email at .  I’d love to feature new blogs every Wednesday here at The First Grade Parade.

Hope y’all have a very relaxing, very restful 3-day weekend!!  Happy {almost} Labor Day, sweet friends!!!!


  1. Ahhh, Cara :( Hope your little one is feeling much better today!

    Primary Practice

  2. Hey Mrs. Carroll! You can cancel the e-mail I sent you about Windows LiveWriter. I figured out how to add a second blog :) Hope your little one is doing better.
    Ms. A
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

  3. Gotta say it...I love the Biebs too! Haven't rented his movie yet, but whenever I hear Never Say Never, I do admit I sing along. :) Glad you got your cuddle time!
    Kerri B
    P.S. Does my blog count as new(ish)? We would LOVE to be featured by you! Since you are our most favoritest AND you designed our blog and we LOVE it! :)

  4. Hi Cara!
    I have to admit I wondered the first time you referenced beiber...didn't know if you were serious...but apparently you are! :) I have the same thing for Justin Timberlake....So I do understand. Thanks for the break from all things school! fun!

  5. Thanks for pointing me out to Kim Adsit's new site! Hope your darling starts to feel better!
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  6. I think you should spotlight all of the adorable blogs that you've designed! And I swear thats not because you designed mine ;).


  7. The director of Never Say Never, Jon M. Chu, was my student long ago and we are still in touch. He traveled with Justin to get all that footage and says he really is a great person. Hope your little guy is feeling MUCH better today!
    Finally in First

  8. My (just turned) 2 year olds belt out Baby Baby like it's their job. And in related news, their nanny is the sister of Jordan and Jon Knight. I love me a good boy band.

    So sorry to hear you missed date night. What a bummer. Hopefully the weekend made up for it.

  9. Cara,
    I love your blog! I randomly stumbled upon it last year and teacher-blog stalking quickly became an obsession. I would love for you to feature my blog one week.

  10. I was SO at the NKOTB-BSB concert this past June. I love all things boy band..and I too have a thing for the Bieber. You are not alone =) Hope little bit is feeling better!

    Kinder Kraziness

  11. Cara I know you have been mentioned numerous times for this but I want you to know you are my # 1 inspiration!
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

  12. That is so sweet of you to feature new blogs! You have the greatest ideas. I love your posters. I am in awe of all you do (with both blogs and those wonderful recipes you make). I gave you an award on my blog!
    You can grab it here:

    Kindergarten Korner

  13. My little was throwing up with a fever on the SECOND day of school. SECOND!! I about had a nervous breakdown. But all went well. Hope yours is feeling better soon!

  14. Oh my was I a nkotb kid. When they started touring again my sister and I went out and had a blast. We also paid way too much to do a meet and greet. Let me tell you the excitment of meeting your childhood crushes.

  15. Oh my was I a nkotb kid. When they started touring again my sister and I went out and had a blast. We also paid way too much to do a meet and greet. Let me tell you the excitment of meeting your childhood crushes.

  16. my kiddos last year LOVED Beiber. I even bought two of his songs per their request to listen to during class. And I'll admit... I kind like the Never Say Never song they wanted. (my first concert ever was 'NSYNC so I am definitely all about the pop music! :)

    Hope your little baby feels better so you can enjoy this labor day weekend.

  17. I added your blog to my Top Ten post!
    Go here to pick up your reward button
    Love your blog ... have a fabulous week!

    Grade ONEderful

  18. Just found your blog...LOVE it!

    Will you be doing anything else with your firsties to remember Sept. 11? It's such a hard topic to teach but I feel terrible just letting it go unmentioned, especially with the 10th anniversary.

  19. I agree! He is so talented. I loved the movie! :)

    The Sharpened Pencil

  20. I love your blog! I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you! Come and check it out!

  21. LOL. I'm 30 years old and was totally in love with New Kids on the Block when I was a kid. When they reunited a few years ago, I went twice to The Today Show to see them, plus a concert in Atlantic City. It was so much fun! Now if only 'Nsync would reunite....

  22. Love your blog! It made me laugh. I totally saw this and it was good. I was totally not thinking it would be, but it was. I watched it because a parent had told me how inspiring it was. Totally a New Kids fan back in the day too.